Elevating Lives

The social work profession embodies and enacts the highest and most humane of all ideals: the promotion of human compassion and advancement of social justice, especially in partnership with and on behalf of those most marginalized and vulnerable. It is driven by powerful intentions, a human touch, and is rooted in theory, knowledge, experience, data, and evidence.

At NYU Silver, we uphold and promote the core values enumerated in the National Association of Social Workers code of ethics: service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. We intensively educate our students, nurturing in them rigorous professionalism and imparting skills that equip them to promote deeper growth for those they serve, and to spark authentic, enduring change in our complex world.

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Policy

Advocating for communities adversely affected by the criminal legal system

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Practice

Helping Holocaust survivors live with the comfort and dignity they deserve

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Program Development

Translating bedside need into innovation for pediatric cancer patients and their families

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Practice

Empowering immigrant families to change the trajectory of their children’s lives

 

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Research

Promoting productive aging and interventions to dismantle ageism and other forms of prejudice

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Practice

Transforming resilience through the power of storytelling in pediatric palliative care

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Leadership

Helping young adults with behavioral health challenges navigate a new path to independence

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Practice

Advancing clinical practice with fathers

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Practice and Policy

Supporting diverse families through perinatal loss